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Monday, 3 November 2008

Greek cypriots to deport Iranian gay asylum seeker


IRQO has received news that an Iranian queer asylum seeker is to be deported from Cyprus to Iran.

They are calling for urgent Action to support him and stop his deportation by sending letters to Member of Parliament, European Member of Parliament or directly to the Government of Cyprus.

IRQO say:

"I am very sad to write you about such a bad news but a greek cypriot newspaper "Politis" published a news as follows:

"POLITIS, Iranian person -who asked asylum from government to be a refugee
due to his trouble with Iranian government based on his sexual orientation,-
will be deported. Government announced that Iranian gay will be deported
today or tomorrow.
IRQO say that the Greek Cypriot government refused his asylum because of his sexual
orientation.

According to the newspaper, Government officials said:
"We can not open a window for them and we can not accept gay asylum seekers to come Cyprus."
To STOP his deportation you can contact:
Ms Androulla Kaminara, Head of Representation of the European Commission in
Cyprus
Tel: +357 22.81.77.70
Email: androulla.kaminara@ec.europa.eu
Adamos Adamou, Member of European Parliament,
adamos.adamou@europarl.europa.eu
Panayiotis Demetriou, Member of European Parliament,
panayiotis.demetriou@europarl.europa.eu
Ioannis Kasoulides, Member of European Parliament,
ioannis.kasoulides@europarl.europa.eu
Yiannakis Matsis, Member of European Parliament,
yiannakis.matsis@europarl.europa.eu

Please send a copy of your email to info@irqr.net to let them follow his case.

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